Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,085 3,271 3,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.27% 3.58% 3.64%
As % of the Applications category 38.94% 40.28% 39.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,903 1,986 2,151
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £163 £161
90th Percentile £575 £588 £530
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 225 305
England median hourly rate £16.88 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.18% +8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £9.31 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.16% +8.57% +16.67%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,922 8,120 8,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.39% 8.88% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,728 4,947 5,233
England median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £146
90th Percentile £556 £560 £525
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 627 901
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +7.46%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.23 £37.50 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 1,446 £413 -2.94% 275
South East -14 664 £374 +24.67% 144
North of England -14 336 £310 +0.81% 142
Midlands -3 282 £325 - 125
East of England +17 183 £363 +20.83% 55
West Midlands -13 176 £325 - 78
South West -4 165 £338 -4.26% 79
Yorkshire -16 150 £325 +12.55% 56
North West -16 150 £325 -1.52% 73
East Midlands +29 102 £286 -21.10% 47
North East +13 36 £275 -8.33% 13
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,230 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 1,054 (34.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1,023 (33.16%) Finance
4 818 (26.52%) Microsoft Office
5 816 (26.45%) SQL
6 648 (21.00%) Project Management
7 590 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
8 512 (16.60%) MS Visio
9 499 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
10 429 (13.91%) SQL Server
11 411 (13.32%) VBA
12 400 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
13 375 (12.16%) Windows
14 365 (11.83%) Data Analysis
15 362 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
16 352 (11.41%) SharePoint
17 340 (11.02%) Degree
18 337 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
19 332 (10.76%) Microsoft Project
20 308 (9.98%) PMO
21 307 (9.95%) Oracle
22 273 (8.85%) Migration
23 249 (8.07%) Analytics
24 244 (7.91%) Banking
25 238 (7.71%) SAP
26 211 (6.84%) Power BI
27 206 (6.68%) ITIL
28 201 (6.52%) PRINCE2
29 197 (6.39%) Change Management
30 196 (6.35%) ETL

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 352 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.46%) Confluence
3 70 (2.27%) IIS
4 64 (2.07%) SAS
5 43 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 32 (1.04%) Apache
7 30 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 29 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 28 (0.91%) CMS
10 20 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (0.36%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.29%) nginx
13 9 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
15 7 (0.23%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.16%) Apache Qpid
16 5 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1,054 (34.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 818 (26.52%) Microsoft Office
3 512 (16.60%) MS Visio
4 332 (10.76%) Microsoft Project
5 141 (4.57%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.62%) Open Workbench
7 10 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 10 (0.32%) SPSS
8 8 (0.26%) InfoPath
9 7 (0.23%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.13%) InDesign
12 3 (0.097%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 3 (0.097%) Stata
12 3 (0.097%) Windchill
13 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.032%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.032%) EViews
14 1 (0.032%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 24 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 23 (0.75%) SAP HR
3 22 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 14 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
5 14 (0.45%) Primavera
5 14 (0.45%) Workday HCM
6 13 (0.42%) HiPortfolio
6 13 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 10 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
9 9 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
9 9 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
10 8 (0.26%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.23%) CA PPM
11 7 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 107 (3.47%) Office 365
2 100 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 52 (1.69%) Amazon S3
5 51 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 50 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 22 (0.71%) SaaS
8 18 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.58%) OneDrive
9 16 (0.52%) GitHub
9 16 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.39%) G Suite
10 12 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
10 12 (0.39%) Trello
11 9 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.29%) IaaS
12 8 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
12 8 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.26%) Slack
12 8 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.49%) LAN
2 45 (1.46%) Firewall
2 45 (1.46%) WAN
3 38 (1.23%) Skype
4 35 (1.13%) VPN
5 33 (1.07%) DNS
5 33 (1.07%) Internet
6 28 (0.91%) Wireless
7 27 (0.88%) DHCP
8 23 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
8 23 (0.75%) SSL
8 23 (0.75%) TCP/IP
9 22 (0.71%) Wireshark
10 20 (0.65%) Kerberos
11 19 (0.62%) SMS
11 19 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
12 16 (0.52%) SSH
13 15 (0.49%) Intranet
13 15 (0.49%) SNMP
14 12 (0.39%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 429 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 211 (6.84%) Power BI
3 181 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
4 155 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 142 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 137 (4.44%) MS Access
7 108 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 89 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
9 87 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 69 (2.24%) Big Data
11 65 (2.11%) Hadoop
12 53 (1.72%) Apache Hive
13 49 (1.59%) QlikView
14 48 (1.56%) Impala
14 48 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
14 48 (1.56%) Sqoop
15 43 (1.39%) Oracle Database
16 41 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
17 36 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
18 31 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 190 (6.16%) JIRA
2 74 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 48 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (1.10%) Visual Studio
5 25 (0.81%) Selenium
5 25 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (0.75%) Toad
7 22 (0.71%) Subversion
8 18 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 16 (0.52%) SpecFlow
10 14 (0.45%) Git (software)
11 13 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (0.36%) Maven
13 10 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (0.32%) SoapUI
14 9 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
15 8 (0.26%) GitLab
15 8 (0.26%) LSMW
15 8 (0.26%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1,023 (33.16%) Finance
2 244 (7.91%) Banking
3 158 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 105 (3.40%) Retail
5 103 (3.34%) Marketing
6 96 (3.11%) Legal
7 86 (2.79%) Front Office
8 64 (2.07%) Investment Banking
9 57 (1.85%) Law
10 47 (1.52%) Advertising
10 47 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 44 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 40 (1.30%) Financial Institution
13 38 (1.23%) Billing
14 34 (1.10%) Publishing
15 28 (0.91%) Back Office
16 21 (0.68%) Electronics
16 21 (0.68%) German Language
17 20 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
18 18 (0.58%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,167 (37.83%) Analyst
2 416 (13.48%) Developer
3 328 (10.63%) Data Analyst
4 238 (7.71%) Business Analyst
5 195 (6.32%) Project Manager
6 141 (4.57%) Coordinator
7 136 (4.41%) Administrator
8 117 (3.79%) VBA Developer
9 94 (3.05%) PMO Analyst
10 91 (2.95%) Project Coordinator
11 90 (2.92%) SQL Developer
12 85 (2.76%) Excel Developer
13 78 (2.53%) Excel Analyst
14 73 (2.37%) Service Analyst
15 70 (2.27%) Consultant
15 70 (2.27%) Support Analyst
16 69 (2.24%) Financial Analyst
17 66 (2.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 65 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 61 (1.98%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (4.60%) .NET
2 73 (2.37%) XML
3 40 (1.30%) HTML
4 30 (0.97%) Web Services
5 26 (0.84%) SailPoint
6 23 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 22 (0.71%) JSON
7 22 (0.71%) SAML
8 21 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 21 (0.68%) WPF
9 20 (0.65%) MDX
9 20 (0.65%) Middleware
10 19 (0.62%) CSS
10 19 (0.62%) REST
11 18 (0.58%) WCF
12 15 (0.49%) LDAP
13 14 (0.45%) SOAP
14 12 (0.39%) Entity Framework
14 12 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (0.36%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 590 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (6.16%) Management Information System
3 122 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
4 75 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 58 (1.88%) Wiki
6 54 (1.75%) NHS
7 51 (1.65%) User Experience
7 51 (1.65%) Virtual Team
8 43 (1.39%) Derivative
9 42 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 32 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 30 (0.97%) FMCG
12 28 (0.91%) Data Structures
13 27 (0.88%) Reinsurance
14 24 (0.78%) Equities
15 23 (0.75%) Driving Licence
15 23 (0.75%) PMI
15 23 (0.75%) Reference Data
16 22 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
17 21 (0.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 375 (12.16%) Windows
2 133 (4.31%) Windows 10
3 114 (3.70%) Unix
4 85 (2.76%) Windows 7
5 56 (1.82%) Linux
6 48 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.17%) Android
8 27 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 23 (0.75%) Solaris
11 11 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.16%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.065%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.065%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (21.00%) Project Management
2 499 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
3 400 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
4 365 (11.83%) Data Analysis
5 362 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
6 337 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 273 (8.85%) Migration
8 249 (8.07%) Analytics
9 206 (6.68%) ITIL
10 201 (6.52%) PRINCE2
11 197 (6.39%) Change Management
12 196 (6.35%) ETL
13 178 (5.77%) Scrum
14 157 (5.09%) Time Management
15 154 (4.99%) Business Analysis
16 137 (4.44%) Decision-Making
17 131 (4.25%) Data Management
18 122 (3.95%) Test Automation
19 120 (3.89%) Programme Management
20 118 (3.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 816 (26.45%) SQL
2 411 (13.32%) VBA
3 193 (6.26%) Python
4 183 (5.93%) T-SQL
5 167 (5.41%) C#
6 108 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 105 (3.40%) VB
8 95 (3.08%) Java
9 65 (2.11%) Korn
10 64 (2.07%) PL/SQL
10 64 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 58 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 51 (1.65%) C
12 51 (1.65%) R
13 39 (1.26%) VB.NET
14 35 (1.13%) JavaScript
15 25 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 24 (0.78%) VBScript
17 22 (0.71%) PHP
18 18 (0.58%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 340 (11.02%) Degree
2 165 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 100 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 51 (1.65%) ISEB
5 39 (1.26%) PMP
6 33 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 30 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (0.94%) ISTQB
9 26 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
10 24 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 23 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (0.68%) ACCA
13 18 (0.58%) CIMA
14 17 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.49%) Master's Degree
17 14 (0.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (9.98%) PMO
2 159 (5.15%) Data Quality
3 144 (4.67%) QA
4 91 (2.95%) SLA
5 66 (2.14%) GDPR
6 13 (0.42%) IFRS
7 9 (0.29%) CDISC
7 9 (0.29%) MiFID
8 7 (0.23%) DO-254
8 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.19%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.19%) P3O
9 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.13%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.097%) PMBOK
System Software
1 165 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 47 (1.52%) HDFS
3 34 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.39%) VMware Server
5 9 (0.29%) Docker
5 9 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (0.16%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.097%) Samba
7 3 (0.097%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.097%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.065%) XenApp
9 1 (0.032%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.032%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.032%) Firmware
9 1 (0.032%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (2.27%) Ansible
2 56 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (1.78%) Puppet
4 45 (1.46%) Hadoop YARN
5 39 (1.26%) SCCM
6 32 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.49%) HP ALM
10 14 (0.45%) Backup Exec
11 13 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
12 12 (0.39%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.39%) WSUS
13 10 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.23%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
15 6 (0.19%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.19%) SCOM
16 5 (0.16%) Nagios
16 5 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,230 (39.87%) Microsoft
2 307 (9.95%) Oracle
3 238 (7.71%) SAP
4 131 (4.25%) Tableau
5 85 (2.76%) ServiceNow
6 69 (2.24%) Remedy
7 64 (2.07%) Citrix
8 62 (2.01%) HP
9 60 (1.94%) Cisco
10 53 (1.72%) VMware
11 45 (1.46%) Cloudera
12 43 (1.39%) Google
12 43 (1.39%) Workday
13 40 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
14 37 (1.20%) Adobe
15 30 (0.97%) Apple
16 25 (0.81%) IBM
17 24 (0.78%) CA
17 24 (0.78%) Cognos
18 22 (0.71%) McAfee